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Indian drug retailers protest against e-pharmacies

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14-Oct-15 Indian drug retailers shut up shop for the day on Wednesday to protest against the country's growing online pharmacy industry, and threatened to close indefinitely if the government did not shut down e-pharmacies. The nationwide protest was supported by as many as 850,000 chemists, leaving patients waiting in long queues. [image: Reuters]

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Queensland sees increase in outpatient telehealth

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10-Sep-15 Queensland has seen a 42% increase in outpatient telehealth services in the 2015 financial year, while inpatient consultations doubled off a low base. Oncology consultations led outpatient services provided, while geriatric and general medical/surgical consultations saw the most growth for inpatient telehealth. Queensland has over 3,000 systems in over 200 hospitals and clinics. [image: Pulse + IT]

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Philips in India digital healthcare push

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26-Sep-15 Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) CEO M R Srinivas Prasad said India should use its digital power to cater to the healthcare sector. “Philips has embarked to apply mobile, digital and cloud technologies to improve patient outcomes through care co-ordination and patient empowerment,” he said. PIC unveiled mobile obstetrical monitoring, which remotely monitors pregnant women. [image: Deccan Herald]

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Technology to benefit Singapore seniors

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07-Oct-15 Tablets and senior-friendly applications will soon benefit 25 senior activity centers in Singapore. IDA, A*STAR, NTUC Health and St Luke’s Eldercare have agreed to work together to identify challenges faced by seniors and carry out technical trials at identified eldercare facilities. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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India's next wave in digital healthcare

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05-Oct-15 As India’s healthcare system continues its migration towards eHealth, the objective is to encourage physician-wide adoption of eHealthcare processes. This will help facilitate immediate access to information and reduce the instances of lost information. Examples include: use of unilateral EHR, physician entries and information exchange; closed loop e-prescriptions to improve medication adherence; proactive patient engagement for wellness management. [image: Recruise India]

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